No less than 28 Breaches on the First Day following Ankara Ceasefire Agreement
All the Breaches were Committed by the Syrian-Iranian Regime
SNHR has published the report: “No less than 28 Breaches on the First Day following Ankara Ceasefire Agreement” which documents the breaches that were recorded in the first 24 hours following the commencement of Ankara Agreement.
The report draws upon the monitoring and documentation processes in addition to speaking to survivors, victims’ families, or with eyewitnesses to some of the incidents.
The report sheds light on every breach committed by the parties that are bound by the truce agreement (Government forces, Russian forces, and armed opposition factions) in areas under the control of armed opposition factions and areas under a joint control (armed opposition factions and Fateh Al Sham Front). The report doesn’t include any combat operations in ISIS-held areas.
The report monitors 28 breaches – 19 combat operations and nine arrest operations all of which were committed by the Syrian regime forces. Most of the breaches took place in Damascus suburbs governorate where 14 breaches occurred followed by Hama governorate with six breaches, and then Homs and Idlib with four breaches each.
The report stresses that all the breaches taking place on the first day were committed by the Syrian regime and its ally on the ground the Iranian regime, which the report considers to be the most affected by any political agreement that aim towards a comprehensive settlement. Furthermore, the report calls on the Russian regime, being a primary sponsor of the agreement, to apply pressure on the Syrian-Iranian regime in order to compel it seriously commit to the agreement’s provisions. Otherwise, the ceasefire will ultimately fail.
(Source / 01.01.2017)